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    21 Messed-Up Movie Moments That Screwed Up Your Childhood

    Walt Disney was a sadist.

    We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us some of the movie moments that made them nope the hardest, and it turns out there's a lot of childhood-ruining films out there. Here are some of the responses.

    1. Coraline (2009)

    Focus Features

    "In the fucked-up movie Coraline, the Other Mother asks Coraline to stay with her forever – which is creepy on a whole other level. To do so, however, Coraline must let the Other Mother sew buttons over her eyes. When Coraline refuses the button deal, the Other Mother gets angry and we see her true form, which is a skeletal spider-like monstrosity. I had nightmares of this Other Mother for at least six months after originally seeing the movie."

    – Wesley Harris, Facebook

    2. The Wizard of Oz (1939)


    "In The Wizard of Oz, when the witch starts burning to death and screams 'I'M MELTING!' I couldn't finish the movie as a child, and I still won't watch it. The entire movie gives me the heebie-jeebies."

    – Nate Benoit, Facebook

    3. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

    Universal Pictures

    "When E.T. is hiding amongst the toys. Terrifying. In fact, E.T. in general. The screaming, the long neck, when he goes all white and chalky and sick. But there was something about the camera panning over those toys and just seeing him there that made my blood run cold."

    – Emma Towning, Facebook

    4. Bambi (1942)

    Walt Disney

    "Bambi's mother. I had to be carried out of the theater when I was 5 for that one."

    – Hau-Wei Chang, Facebook

    5. Spy Kids (2001)

    Miramax Films

    "Those thumb people freaked me out so much that I couldn’t be in the room when it was playing."


    6. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

    Paramount Pictures

    "Oompa Loompas. They come and take away children who are bad. My parents used to tell me they were gonna come and get me."

    – Carrie Sweeney, Facebook

    7. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

    Walt Disney

    "The scene in Who Framed Roger Rabbit where the guy gets flattened by a steamroller made me cry every time when I was a kid, and even now when I rewatch it I have to look away."

    – Lux Ellis, Facebook

    8. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)

    United Artists

    "The Child Catcher from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Still creeps me out to this day."

    – Elizabeth Ashworth, Facebook

    9. Dumbo (1941)

    Walt Disney

    "The scene when Dumbo gets drunk. Those elephants on parade fucked me up for life."

    – Deanna Hughes, Facebook

    10. James and the Giant Peach (1996)

    Walt Disney

    "I hate the part of James and the Giant Peach when they are crawling around in the peach. It’s stupid but I can’t watch that movie without getting grossed out by that nasty-ass peach."


    11. Pinocchio (1940)

    Walt Disney

    "The scene where Lampwick starts turning into a donkey, he’s screaming out 'Mama! Mama!' and then makes those horrible donkey sounds while freaking out, smashing up the room. Disturbing as a kid and disturbing now."


    12. Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)

    Warner Bros.

    "When I was little, Pee-wee's Big Adventure, when the thunder claps and Large Marge's head shrinks, her eyes bug out and she's suddenly claymation. Scariest thing in my entire childhood."

    – Kris Gutknecht, Facebook

    13. Matilda (1996)

    TriStar Pictures

    "In Matilda when Honey and Matilda are trapped in Trunchbull's house and they're trying to escape without Trunchbull finding them. To this very day that scene causes me so much anxiety and I have to cover my eyes."

    – Monica McDougal, Facebook

    14. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

    Paramount Pictures

    "As a kid, the boat ride scene in the original Willy Wonka always freaked me out. The music, his hair, and those bugs on screen."


    15. Spirited Away (2001)


    "That scene from Spirited Away when her family turns into pigs scarred me for life. I watched it when I was 6 and I haven’t watched it since."


    16. Jumanji (1995)

    TriStar Pictures

    "It scared the crap out of me as a kid. It’s the part when that flower shoots the big needle thing into that guy's neck. All of the nope!"


    17. Coneheads (1993)

    Paramount Pictures

    "When I was a young kid Coneheads was on TV and I caught the scene where Beldar is at the dentist. He opens his freakishly gaping mouth and reveals three rows of razor-sharp teeth and it scared me so bad I refused to sleep on the bottom bunk of my bunkbed afterwards – the top bunk obviously being much safer."

    – Ali Kash, Facebook

    18. Fantasia (1940)

    Walt Disney

    "Oh god, the devil guy on the mountain in Fantasia. That chap well and truly fucked me up. The music, his eyes – all terrifying!"


    19. The NeverEnding Story (1984)

    Warner Bros. Pictures

    "I refuse to watch the scene in The NeverEnding Story where Artax, the horse, dies in the Swamp of Sadness. When I saw the scene for the while first time watching the movie as a child, I bawled like a baby."


    20. Watership Down (1978)

    Avco Embassy Pictures

    "The bit with the tunnel in Watership Down is probably one of the most terrifying things I'll ever remember. Just this rabbit, staring down a dark tunnel, listening to a heartbeat that gets louder and louder. Then there's the rabbit telling the story about the tunnels getting destroyed by diggers.... just nope, nope, nope."

    – Jesstina Chibinski, Facebook

    21. The Goonies (1985)

    Warner Bros.

    "When I was 8 years old I watched The Goonies and was really feeling the movie until the scene that they showed Sloth. I was scared SHITLESS and I refuse to watch that movie to this day."


    Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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